Handbag Repair


We specialise in handbag repairs, cleaning and restoration services. Visit our handbag repair shop in Melbourne for a personalised consultation or if you're looking for "handbag repairs near me" post your bag from anywhere in Australia with our online handbag repair service.


Trusted by generations of clients, fashionistas and brands we're Australias specialists in handbag repair, cleaning and leather restoration. Visit our handbag repair shop in Melbourne CBD or post your handbag from anywhere in Australia. Send photos to our team to get started.

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Handbag Repair

Examples of Handbag Repairs

We specialise in designer and luxury bag repairs. See recent examples of designer bag repairs and customer stories from our Facebook page. Learn about the type of work we do, brands we service and the bespoke solutions we provide to our clients based locally and around Australia.

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Vintage glomesh bag relining.⁠

The original lining of the bag was worn and torn. We replaced the lining with a sample selected by the customer while repurposing the original chain and tag.

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Handbag Repairs Melbourne

We're located at Shop 50, Royal Arcade, 150 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Send your handbag repair to us online via Australia Post or visit our Melbourne shop for a personalised consultation. With an established reputation in repairing and restoring handbags for over sixty years, our team specialise in all types of handbag repair and restoration services.

Melbourne Handbag Repairs. We're located at Shop 50 Royal Arcade, 150 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

Online Handbag Repairs Australia

If you're looking for "handbag repairs near me", we also offer an online handbag repair and restoration service with Australia Post. Our shop assistants can help organise your order by sending you a free postal box with fully insured delivery. Send photos of your handbag to our team to get started.

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The cost of handbag repairs can vary according to the types of repairs, the skill of the worker, quality of the materials used and / or complexity of the work involved. As we specialise in handbag restorations our focus is on quality of repairs and workmanship. Please see our handbag repair price list here.

Bring your handbag to our heritage workshop. We are located at Shop 50 Royal Arcade, 150 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Opening hours 9am – 6pm weekdays – Saturday. No appointment required.

First use our online order form to upload photos so our team can provide you with a quote. If you’re happy to go ahead we’ll send you an Evans box with prepaid return postage and instructions to safely post your handbag to our heritage workshop, alternatively you can send your own box.

Our Handbag Repair Services

We repair all types of handbags working with leather, canvas and other materials including patent leather, suede, canvas and reptile leathers. Some of our more popular handbag repair services are outlined below including a full service and price list.

Handbag loop repair or replacement

Loop Repair / Replacement

We repair worn loops, which can either be reinforced and strengthened with a supporting layer of leather or completely replaced. We recraft new loops from leather and recolour to match the original colour.

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Handbag relining or lining replacement

Lining Repair / Replacement

We replace linings or reline handbags that are worn or deteriorated with matching leather or material. Our craftsmen can incorporate multiple compartments, pockets and zips into new linings for a seamless repair.

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handbag strap repair or replacement

Strap Repair / Replacement

We repair or replace worn or damaged handbag straps. Straps can either be reinforced and strengthened with a supporting layer of leather or completely replaced. We remake new straps from similar leather and recolour to match the original colour.

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Handbag handle repair or replacement

Handle Repair / Replacement

We repair or replace worn or damaged handbag handles. The handles can either be reinforced and strengthened with a supporting layer of leather or completely remade. We recraft both flat or rounded handles from similiar leather and recolour to match the original colour.

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Handbag resizing or reshaping

Resizing, Reshaping or Restructuring

We can change the size and shape of a handbag, making it smaller, larger or modifying the structure. Reshaping can involve correcting 'saggy' bags by opening the lining and adding leather stiffeners from the inside of the handbag.

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Handbag strap shortening or lengthening

Strap Shortening / Lengthening

We shorten or lengthen handbag straps to achieve a custom length. This usually requires a fitting to determine the ideal length of the strap. Excess leather can either be taken away or the strap can be lengthened.

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Handbag hardware repair or replacement

Hardware Repair / Replacement

We replace all types of handbag hardware including locks, clasps, eyelets, buckles, D-rings, grommets, chains, snaps, small pins, metal feet, trimmings, frames, rivets and press studs. The original hardware can sometimes be repaired or replated with metal instead of replaced.

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Handbag zip repair or replacement

Zip Repair / Replacement

We repair broken zips or replace handbag zips with matching zips. A new zip is selected that matches the profile of the original hardware and colour of the fabric and fitted from the inside of the bag. Providing the original zip slider is not damaged, it can be inserted onto the new zip track.

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Handbag restitching

Stitch / Restiching

We restitch handbags to repair any wear and tear. Our industrial-grade stitching machines are used for straight seams. Hand stitching is often used for thicker leathers. Our wide selection of threads allows for custom matching of thickness and colour for a seamless repair.

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Patch or reinforce

Patch / Reinforce

We patch and repair worn loops, straps, handles, piping, edges or tears in the body of the bag. The new layer of leather is used to reinforce and strengthen the area from an unexposed side. External patching on areas such as corners or edges may require the leather to be redyed.

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Handbag fixing or reglueing

Reglueing, Fixing, Metalwork...

We attend to a variety of repairs and fixes that do not fit neatly into other categories. Examples may include reattaching hardware, fixing zips, locks and small pins, frames, runners and re-glueing leather, fur or material with specialised adhesives.

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Handbag strap edge re-waxing or resealing

Re-waxing Handles and Straps

We apply new wax edging to restore frayed handle and strap edges. The edges of the handles or strap are lightly sanded for smoothness and an applicator tool is used to re-wax the edges. Several layers are built up on the leather edges until the wax finish and edging is restored.

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Handbag waterproofing or protection

Waterproofing / Protection

We waterproof suede and leather handbags. We only apply high quality silicon-free waterproofing agents that do not change the colour or complexion of the leather while strengthening the fibres and creating a water protective barrier.

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Handbag cleaning and restoration

Cleaning / Restoration

We clean and removed stains from handbags. Our deep cleaning procedure involves removing any marks or stains on the leather with extractive techniques before restoring the surface with cleaning and conditioning agents.

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Handbag refinishing and recolouring

Refinishing / Recolouring

We refinish, redye or recolour handbags that are discoloured, scratched or deeply stained. The dye is custom-matched and the finish is reapplied by hand before the leather is nourished and waterproofed to prevent colour migration.

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Handbag dyeing and colour change

Colour Change / Dye

We recolour or dye handbags to a completely new colour. Our dyes are applied by hand as opposed to spray application for a more natural and refined finish to the leather that preserves the original character.

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Full Service & Price List

Our full service and price list. If you require a repair or restoration not listed above or need a custom quote for your items send photos to our team via our online order form.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Tom Burns

    First class service!

  • Rawaf B

    Not even a one star!!!!!Extremely overpriced for extremely bad experience!!!! A complete ripoff!!!!Terrible service!!!! ruined my shoes for 300 AUD.No insight on how to provide decent service for money paid upfront.Does not have capabilities to properly fix leather shoes.No communication whatsoever prior commencing work despite not able to conduct job as promised.No stitching machines to apply new leather soles. Glued soles with high confidence that this a standard treatment to replace leather solesReplaced ankle block despite discussing not to be replaced. Boot base highly prone to collapse post this bad job.Disregard to concerns about how the shoes look after terrible work.No money refund if they ruin your dear leather item!Will post pre and post photos as soon as I get the shoes off their unskilled hands!!......You did not have the means to repair the shoes properly the first attempt! How are you going to manage on the second attempt?! I lost trust in the hands that did the job in the first place!Your emails did not reassure me at all that you will fix the shoes like a real craftsman. Rarely you have problems with repairs you say. Check reviews buddyCalling the manager 31 times who avoided dealing with the problem when I was in the shop is the least I can do!Send me the photos that your staff claim to have taken so I can show people the repair job that was carried on!.....In response to latest update by Evans,Please review the photos of the original pair prior and post repair uploaded by myself. The single photo that is posted by Evans on their website does not show the major faults that were inflicted by the repairer:-small heel block, replaced without prior consent.-heel block not levelled-small sole size-no stitching on sole-shoes looks significantly WRONGMy wife picked up shoes from the shop. Ten minutes later, when I had the chance to inspect it, I reported back to shopkeeper over the phone regarding my concerns. Brushed off the problem but accepted to have the issues discussed with manager. Came back to shop 4 days later, manager refused to come down and discuss or answer the phone. All those interactions not declared by Damon in his last update!For 300AUD, my expectations were high. Turned out to be misplaced in the wrong hands. Yes, strongly demanded a full refund as shopkeeper declared that they can’t do sole stitching like regular cobblers!! And, redoing the sole the way it was originally will weaken its structure!!Happily paying someone else (not 300 bucks) to get the boots sorted out. Will provide further photos later.